Are you frustrated with fat and loose skin around your midsection? Many people will stick to strict diets and continue exercising for years at a time without seeing any changes to their abdomen, and this can be extremely disheartening.
If you are no longer happy with the shape and appearance of your midsection, then it might be time to consider a tummy tuck. This popular procedure will help you create that slim and toned appearance that often feels impossible to accomplish with diet and exercise alone.
The Problem with Belly Fat
It is incredibly easy to put on belly fat, but many patients will find that it takes years of hard work to get rid of. Fat around the midsection is not only unsightly, but many people feel as if it is the sign of an unhealthy lifestyle or even their age.
Unfortunately, studies have shown us that it is impossible to target specific pockets of fat around the body. Exercises that work the abdomen and core will strengthen the muscles in those areas, but they will not remove the fat.
The human body will do everything that it can to keep at least some fat around the midsection as an emergency energy reserve. The average individual will have to maintain a daily caloric deficit for years before these cells are finally metabolized, and that is completely impractical for most people.
A tummy tuck is one of the best ways to start down the path toward a healthier lifestyle and once again feel confident in your skin.
Am I Ready for a Tummy Tuck?
Deciding if you are ready for a tummy tuck is a question that you and one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will need to answer together. Patients must have realistic expectations about their cosmetic goals and the results of their surgery to get the most out of a tummy tuck.
During your initial medical screening, our surgeon will need to know about any major health conditions that will affect the procedure or recovery.
In many cases, the patient will be asked to begin making lifestyle changes well before the surgery to see the best results.
By laying the foundation for a healthier life before your surgery, you can make sure that your new trim and toned appearance will last for years to come.
A Look at the Tummy Tuck Procedure
This is an inpatient procedure that lasts for around two to three hours depending on the extent of the alterations.
Tummy tucks may be able to be combined with other procedures, such as liposuction, to produce world-class results. Patients that continue to eat well and exercise will often be able to enjoy their flat and toned stomach for the rest of their life.
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With locations in Celebration and Altamonte Springs, the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery proudly offers the tummy tuck procedure for patients seeking to achieve a slimmer, better-looking figure.